UPA Exchange Programmes – UPA Secretariat
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV 018
|Background||The Midterm Volunteer Programme (MLTV programme) is an international volunteer exchange programme under Uganda Pioneers’ Association (UPA). UPA has hosted international volunteers since the organisation was started in 1989. The MLTV programme was introduced in 2002 as a result of a need for extending the volunteer placements. UPA uses volunteer exchange as a tool for fulfilling its overall aim:
The objectives of the MLTV programme are to:
The MTV programme offers opportunities for volunteers (MLTVs) to live and work in Uganda for a period of 1 to 12 months. The programme target qualified and committed young people with little or with some practical and professional skills.
UPA is looking for an experienced volunteer to facilitate and develop the MTV programme in close cooperation with UPA Staff
|Aim||To continuously improve, appraise and develop the MLTV programme
|Activities||The activities in the MLTV programme can be summarised as:
Communication with sending organisations, match placements with MLTVs, introduction of MLTVs to UPA, Uganda and host places, communication with MLTVs, conduct weekly Guesthouse meetings, monitoring of wellbeing of MLTVs, monitor placement and work, evaluation of MLTV placement. Locate new MLTV placements and improve the programme framework, updating UPA website, improving on UPA’s database, asssting UPA staff, etc
All the above should be accomplished in close collaboration with other members of UPA staff.
|Room for new initiatives||X|
|Rating by MTVs|
|Working hours||09:00am-04:00pm, Monday to Friday.
|Transport||UPA head office is adjacent to the Guesthouse, there for no transport cost will be incurred unless a volunteer is being given accommodation out side the Guesthouse
|Comments from UPA||The volunteer will work from UPA secretariat. The secretariat consists of 3 staff, and local volunteers. The facilities are basic, the computers overworked, power is on and off and the internet is up and down. The volunteer will work under the supervision of UPA Staff
|Communication||UPA Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Past Volunteers||From Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Denmark, Estonia